The influence of geometrics on surface pattern design for homeware products has been has been
immense over the last three years - it is now evolving into more organic mid century interpretations
with softer block shapes, textures and layering showing the effects of individual style and handwork.
Along with geometrics is the influence of marble and wood textures - the combining of these in
creative ways for aesthetically pleasing compositions often resulting in a Scandanavian/Nordic
minimal look. What I am really enjoying at present is the fluid marbling swirl trend that is recently
emerging on tableware of which examples are shown below. Some products have an exceptional
The gold and copper knit cushion!
When I cuddle these I simply can't let them go. The GLAMOUROUS look and feel of our new luxe, knitted cushions will fill every stylish home with WARMTH. Your friends will have cushion ENVY, watch them find their favourite homeware boutique in search of copying you, the style GURU!!!
You must have.
Shop Focus – ABODE
363 Colombo St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8011
There is never a dull moment when you’re in the company of Vanessa & Sharne, owners of Abode in Christchurch.
Opening the doors for the first time in August 2014 it was a new chapter for these two, but endless creativity, boundless passion & old fashioned teamwork has seen their unique style go from strength to strength.
In the short time since opening the duo have doubled their floor space, expanded into furniture pieces & acquired a rather handsome Frenchie called George (who is always in store to help you choose your kitchen desirable).
Honing their craft & Friendship for 5 years, these two have a recipe and it works!
I sat down for a quick chat and a flick through the photo album of abode so far.
What is it about grey that makes me weak at the knees? In fashion and décor grey is my go to colour, and I just can’t seem to get enough! I think it is the chic sophistication of all things grey – it’s cool, it’s modern, everyone looks good in it. Without further ado, here are my top 5 grey pick from our latest collection.
Black and white will always be staples but this winter, grey, you’ve got me!